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Festival Volunteers

Employer Experience Japan
Job Type Acting & Performance Arts Administration Call for Artists Craft & Design Music & Performance
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin
Salary -
Closing Date 01/04/2019


Experience Japan organises a series of events designed to celebrate Japanese culture and the Japanese community in Ireland. We promote integration and cultural understanding between all communities.

We are now looking for volunteers and amateur performers for our main Hanami festival day, Ireland’s largest Japanese cultural event - this is a one day event.

The Hanami festival will be held on Sunday 7th April 2019 in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park.

Experience Japan brings families and friends together every year to enjoy our free music and dance performances, along with demonstrations of Japanese culture. ‘Hanami’ is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing flowers, especially cherry blossom, to mark the arrival of spring. For a flavour of our previous events, visit our website,

As a thank you, volunteers and performers will be rewarded with a free t-shirt and will also be invited to the exclusive volunteers after-party (further details to be announced in the run up to the event).


Volunteer roles are varied ranging from crowd management, surveys and administration to face- painting, kimono display assistants and origami demonstrations.

We are also looking for talented photographers and a graffiti artist to produce a festival art piece on the day. Volunteers can find more information and register for the festival in the link below.

Stage Performers
There are small number of spots for amateur performers to take part in the Experience Japan Festival Day 2019.

  • Please note that everything you contribute to this festival will be on a voluntary basis. Stage slots are strictly 10 minutes. This includes preparation time on the main stage. Performers must be able to adjust this length of performance, as well as the number of participants.
  • Please note that there is a limited sound system
  • All other equipment and props must be provided by the performers

Volunteers can find more information and register for the festival in the link below.


Volunteer roles applications: 

Volunteer registration:

If you are interested in applying for the photography or graffiti artist role, please register using the same link and contact us directly at [email protected] with the role mentioned in the subject heading.

Stage Performer applications:

The Experience Japan Festival Committee 2019 will make the final decision on the selected performers. Chosen performers will be contacted via e-mail by mid-March.

To apply complete the form in the link below and supply supporting material to [email protected]:

  • Web link, video, CD or DVD of your work/performances listing song titles and composers if applicable
  • 3 high resolution images of your team plus your logo (if available)
  • If your performance is a new work, then please describe in detail giving as much information as possible

[Please note that supporting materials cannot be returned.]
Performer application:

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